The growth of the economy and the spread of prosperity
are increasingly seen as problematic rather than positive-a
trend Daniel Ben-Ami has termed "growth skepticism."
Prosperity is accused of encouraging greed, damaging the
environment, causing unhappiness, and widening social
inequalities. Ferraris for All is a rejoinder to the
growth skeptics. Using examples from a range of
countries, including the US, the author argues that society as
a whole benefits from greater affluence. Action is needed-but
to increase abundance and spread it worldwide, not to limit
prosperity, as the skeptics would have it.
The lively and provocative hardback edition was published
to widespread coverage in 2010, and triggered debate and
dissent in equal measure. This much-anticipated paperback
edition includes a vigorous response from the author to the
spirited discussion provoked by its controversial